Canadian Pacific Railway Assistant Chief Engineer - Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

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Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in the United States and Canada with direct links to eight major ports providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.​​​


  • Accountable to safely execute track maintenance, track production, and structures work to deliver a safe reliable track and bridge infrastructure to meet operating commitments

  • Responds to and coordinates response to railroad emergencies to ensure safe, timely service restoration

  • Leads immediate drill down investigation and implementation of effective, sustainable corrective actions for safety and service failures

  • Delivers compliance with applicable regulatory maintenance and policy standards for track maintenance and structures maintenance

  • Supports Territory Directors Track & Structures and Senior Engineers with project scope detail planning

  • Works with Staff to Develop One Pagers – Capital/SMA project Planning

  • Coordinates Discipline/Investigations for Division/Region

  • Manages Grievance/Time Claim Response

  • Coordinates support for Utility Crews

  • Provides Weekend/AV coverage

  • Development/mentoring using Consequence Leadership techniques for Director Track & Structures, Senior Engineer, and General Road Master Positions

  • Manages contract/projects as assigned for Territory Work

  • Accountable for Winter/Spring/Fire Planning

  • Manages Engineering aspects of Joint Facility Operations as assigned by Regional Chief Engineer

  • Conducts Quality Control Inspections/monitors Correction for Track Production work

  • Leadership accountability for inputs and outputs of safety, service, productivity, people, and financial metrics


  • Engineering graduate (Exception for non-university graduates provided sufficient railroad engineering experience of 15+ years (or equivalent) and demonstrated performance in railroad engineering work)

  • Civil Engineer preferred and able to obtain a P.E. License

  • 15+ Experience (or equivalent) in the maintenance railway physical plant preferred

  • Good understanding of track maintenance, track renewal, structures maintenance and signals & communications maintenance

  • Good knowledge of accounting principles and financial statements

  • Demonstrated capability to apply relevant knowledge and technical skills to monitor adherence to CP policies and standards as well regulatory requirements

  • Capability to develop and manage a project plan/schedule

  • Proficient at Consequent Leadership skills and techniques

  • Ability to simultaneously manage priorities and ensure delivery of key performance metrics during emergency and non-emergency operations

  • Ability to influence peers, cross functional co-managers and Executive leadership team

  • Ability to work with people, with integrity

  • Ability to drill down, understand root cause and resolve complex issues


  • Flexible and competitive benefits package

  • Competitive company pension plan

  • Employee Share Purchase Plan

  • Performance Incentive Program

  • Annual Fitness Subsidy


As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.

Medical Requirements: CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. This position is considered a safety sensitive position; all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical evaluation that includes a vision, hearing, drug screening and pre-employment physical.

Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:

  • Criminal history check

  • Last 3 years of driving history

  • Last 7 years of employment history; includes military service

  • Social Security number verification

Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.

CP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.